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Mitre Peak, Fiordland.

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Head offshore to Ulva Island

Ulva Island, a 266-hectare island sanctuary is set in Paterson Inlet, just off the north-eastern coast of Stewart Island. Read the story . . . 

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Paddle a kayak in Milford Sound

Milford Sound is the best-known and most accessible of all the fiords in Fiordland National Park. Read the story . . . 

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Must Do's: South Island Road Trips Travel Guide

Start planning your next road trip with great attractions, accommodation and things to see and do in the South Island with our full 2022 Must-Do's travel guide. Read or download it here! Read the story . . . 

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Get lakeside at Manapōuri

At 444 metres, Fiordland’s Lake Manapōuri is the second deepest lake in New Zealand.   Read the story . . . 

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Key Summit Track on the Routeburn Track

Enjoy panoramic views over Fiordland mountains and alpine lakes plus native vegetation and birdlife on this fantastic, easy half-day walk on the Routeburn Track from the Milford Road. Read the story . . . 

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Go underground with glowworms in Te Anau

Take a scenic cruise on Fiordland’s Lake Te Anau to discover an underground wonderland. Read the story . . . 

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Wildlife and wild lights on Stewart Island

South of the southernmost tip of the South Island you’ll find Rakiura Stewart Island.  Read the story . . . 

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Waipapā Point: wild and windy

Right at the bottom of the South Island, the remote and rugged coastline at Waipapā Point is home to one of the last wooden lighthouses built in New Zealand. Read the story . . . 

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Te Anau to Milford Sound Piopiotahi Highway: the journey into the heart of Fiordland

If you want to take in Fiordland’s wilderness, vastness and beauty without being drenched in that seemingly perpetual rain, take the Piopiotahi Highway. Read the story . . . 

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Walk, ride or drive along Ōreti Beach

Ōreti Beach runs for 26 kilometres along the southern coast of the South Island.  Read the story . . . 

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Fiordland National Park: the eighth wonder

Fiordland National Park is home to what many consider New Zealand’s most stunning natural attraction – the breathtaking Milford Sound, also known as the eighth wonder of the world. Read the story . . . 

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Walking

Adventure in style on the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track

Explore the southern coast of Southland on the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track.  Read the story . . . 

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